Saturday, March 24, 2007
Just When You Think You're Done...
Just when you think you've done the last chicken you realize there is a big space just right for one more. Thus, I spent a couple of hours making one more chicken. It's the one in the upper left corner. The one with the very straight back. It's from a border print and I had planned that the bit of green on the top of the back would be in the seam but I miscalculated and didn't notice until it was all done and up on the design wall. It may be part Mallard. It's surprising how much smaller the blocks get when they are trimmed and sewn together. I still need several eggs to fill in the remaining spaces unless I go for some green fabric or stone looking fabric.
The rooster and the hen and chick below him are sewn together as well as the two on the upper right. The three to the left are almost ready to put together. The dark one needs another small strip of background fabric first. Most of the work still to do is on the lower right .
There have been a couple of suggestions that the background be a large chicken house. I am thinking of how I woud do that. I'd probably put all the words on the top just under the roof. It may be too big to look good though. Another option woud be a fence around them. Or I could put my fabric that looks like stones on the bottom and some sky on the top. There are a lot of options.